Autism Resources

Easter Seals is the nation’s leading provider of services for children and adults with autism.

Locally, Easter Seals Central Alabama (ESCA), is proud to offer our Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Clinic, monthly, with little-to-no wait times, same day/same location testing,  and feedback within one month.  ESCA also offers Speech Therapy as an intervention to communication challenges.

  • According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, currently, 1 in 68 children have autism.
  • According to Autism Speaks, more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined and that a new case of autism is diagnosed every twenty minutes.
  • The Alabama Autism Task Force recently identified those children with autism who participated in intensive early intervention services before three and a half years of age were reported to have significantly better outcomes than children who did not receive services until five years of age.
  • The CDC considers autism a disorder that is “an urgent health problem in need of targeted public health action” (The Birmingham News, January 24, 2008).

 

To learn about autism please check out the resources below:

Autism Alabama

Autism Society of Alabama

Autism Society of America

National Easter Seals resources on autism

Autism Speaks

The Centers for Disease Control Autism Information Center

The P.L.A.Y Project

Autism Research Institute

National Autism Association

ReThink Autism

Alabama Statewide Autism Resources

Easter Seals and autism (PDF file)

Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council 

Local Resources:

Family Guidance Center

211 Connects Alabama

Great Leaps Learning Center

Easter Seals Central Alabama